19 days in Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam Itinerary

19 days in Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam Itinerary

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19 days in Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
Fly:  21​h
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
2
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
bus:  4​h
4
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
bus:  6​h 30​min
5
Ninh Binh, Vietnam
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
6
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h
End: Lisbon, Portugal

1
night
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Sky Bar, Bangkok has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, then step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, then examine the collection at The Ananta Samakom Throne Hall, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Sky Bar, Bangkok. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then look for gifts at Tom's Fashion.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Bangkok is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Lisbon to Bangkok, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in October; daily highs in Bangkok reach 38°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Spas Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

3
nights
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Once a small village in northwest Cambodia, Siem Reap now serves as a gateway to the Angkor region's World Heritage-listed temple and other attractions.
Cambodia Landmine Museum and Angkor National Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Zipline and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, and stop by Artisans Angkor.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap trip maker website .

Getting from Bangkok to Siem Reap by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cambodia Landmine Museum ©
Cambodia Landmine Museum
Angkor National Museum ©
Angkor National Museum

3
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Vietnamese Women's Museum and Chua Tran Quoc. Head to Tired City Bao Khanh and Dao Anh Khanh Studiofor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Hanoi side-trips: Ninh Binh (Mua Caves & Van Long Nature Reserve). There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Hanoi trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Siem Reap to Hanoi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Hanoi

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Ninh Binh
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Spas
Van Long Nature Reserve ©
Van Long Nature Reserve

2
nights
Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
On the 11th (Fri), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then get engrossed in the history at Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh, and then wander the streets of Cua Van Floating Village.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Halong Bay journey maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay
Cua Van Floating Village ©
Cua Van Floating Village

3
nights
Ninh Binh, Vietnam

A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
On the 13th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Bai Dinh Pagoda, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then make a trip to Bich Dong Pagoda. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nhà xứ Phát Diệm and then stroll through Thung Nham Bird Garden.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ninh Binh vacation maker tool .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Ninh Binh in 6.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Wildlife Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Bai Dinh Pagoda, Thung Nham Bird Garden
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bai Dinh Pagoda ©
Bai Dinh Pagoda
Nhà xứ Phát Diệm ©
Nhà xứ Phát Diệm

4
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai ©
Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Elephant Rescue Park and Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain). Head to Glang-Viang Gallery and The Lost Book Shopfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chiang Mai: Mae Rim (Maerim Elephant Sanctuary & Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park) and Chom Thong (Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community & Wachirathan Falls). There's lots more to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, explore the different monuments and memorials at Wat Suan Dok, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Suphan, and get in touch with nature with Hiking & Camping Tours.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Chiang Mai travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Hanoi to Chiang Mai by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. October in Chiang Mai sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mae Rim, Chom Thong
Highlights from your plan
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary ©
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park

1
night
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chatuchak Flower Market ©
Chatuchak Flower Market

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